Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Apple Crumble Cake

This lovely recipe comes courtesty of Nicola at Cookies Cakes and Bakes. This cake is a simple but really delicious and can either be served as a slice with a cuppa or with a bowl of hot yummy custard.


Apple Crumble Cake

100g butter, softened
100g caster sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g self-raising flour, sifted
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3-4 medium eating or cooking apples, cored, peeled and sliced

For crumble topping:
60g cold butter
50g plain flour
50g soft light brown sugar or demeara

Grease and base line a 20cm springform tin. Preheat the oven to 180oC/160oC fan/gas mark 4.

Cream the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time and add vanilla. Sift the self-raising flour and cinnamon into the mixture and fold in gently. Pour into the tin and place the sliced apples on top of the batter.

For the crumble, rub the butter and flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs, stir in the sugar. Or you could use a food processor which is quicker. Sprinkle the crumble all over the cake and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and the sides are shrinking away from the sides of the tin. Leave to cool in the cake tin for 10 minutes, then unclip tin carefully and finish cooling on a wire rack.

Great as a cake or served warm with custard or ice cream.